Monthly Archives: February 2016

Capitol Hill Week 2/26/2016

Pace quickens on Capitol Hill as Senate Committees continue to examine budget proposals and approve a wide variety of bills

The pace quickened on Capitol Hill this week as lawmakers considered a wide variety of bills and continued to review budget requests from departments and agencies of state governments.

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DOCTOR OF THE DAY HONORED ON SENATE FLOOR

NASHVILLE – Ian Flinn, MD, PhD, of Brentwood, was honored along with nurses from TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center on the floor of the Tennessee Senate on Wednesday.

Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, recognized the work of Flinn and nurses working on the third floor of Sarah Cannon, where Ketron was treated for cancer.

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Capitol Hill Week 2/5/2016

Governor Bill Haslam’s unveils 2016-2017 budget focusing on education

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 4, 2016 — Governor Bill Haslam delivered his proposal to fund state government for the 2016-2017 fiscal year in his annual State of the State Address this week, unveiling a balanced $34.8 billion proposal that makes the largest investment in K-12 education without a tax increase in Tennessee’s history.

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Legislation calls for Public Private Partnerships to meet growing transportation needs

February 3, 2016   (NASHVILLE) – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), Senate Democrat Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro, House Finance Committee Chairman Charles Sargent (R-Franklin) and Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) held a press conference today with other key legislative leaders, mayors, transportation officials and the Chamber of Commerce in support of an innovative bill that would provide a framework to allow Private Public Partnership (P3) agreements for transportation projects.

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Governor’s Budget includes funds for Accounting Chair of Excellence at MTSU and the Rutherford County Veteran’s Court says Sen. Ketron

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The budget proposal presented by Governor Bill Haslam to lawmakers Monday night includes $90,000 to $120,000 to aid Rutherford County’s Veterans Court and $1.5 million for the Joey A. Jacobs Chair of Accounting at MTSU said Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).

Ketron said the funds for MTSU will contribute significantly to the teaching,

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